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Laura Wolk

Laura Wolk graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College in 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology. After spending three years serving Philadelphia’s low-income disabled community as a social worker, she returned to Notre Dame Law School, where she served as President of the St. Thomas More Society and editor of the Notre Dame Law Review’s Federal Courts issue. She earned her J.D. summa cum laude in 2016 and received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Program of Study in Public Law.

After graduation, she clerked for both the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She currently works in Kirkland & Ellis’s appellate practice, but will shortly be departing to serve as a law clerk to Associate Justice Clarence Thomas during the Supreme Court’s 2019 term.

Laura enjoys thinking and writing about constitutional law, public policy, and the sanctity of life. She has co-authored a book chapter on the Catholic Church’s teachings concerning abortion as well as articles on assisted suicide and the Supreme Court’s abortion jurisprudence.